HOLIDAYS OVER FOR COWBOYS
TAUMALOLO SAYS IT’S TIME FOR COWBOYS TO FIRE
IN- FORM Cowboys lock Jason Taumalolo wants to “pick up his game” heading into the NRL finals, saying he will shed the strapping tape which he feels is stopping him from playing his natural game.
Taumalolo said he felt hampered by the strapping on his knee he has worn for the past six games following a medial ligament strain on Anzac Day.
He wants to play without the tape in Monday’s game against the Manly Sea Eagles and get back to the unshackled form which saw him storm into last year’s Four Nationswinning New Zealand team.
It’s a dangerous sentiment from one of the Cowboys’ standout players in 2015.
Despite feeling restricted, he has been one of North Queensland’s most lethal ballrunners. Statistics show he has still managed to average an impressive 157 running metres in his past six matches.
But just like he did last year, Taumalolo said he wanted to come out after the bye week and finish the year in his strongest form.